Dog Breed Behavior Trends

Ever want to know which breeds are the smartest, which are the silliest? Most playful or least vocal? Now you can.

See what our community thinks! Results are based upon how individual members have rated just their . Breed must have submissions to be considered.
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Energetic or Sleepy?

Most Energetic:
1.McNab(Score = 8.05 out of 10)
2.Texas Blue Lacy(Score = 8.00 out of 10)
3.Russian Toy Terrier(Score = 7.88 out of 10)
4.Vizsla(Score = 7.86 out of 10)
5.Parson Russell Terrier(Score = 7.84 out of 10)
6.Entelbucher Mountain Dog(Score = 7.81 out of 10)
7.Pharaoh Hounds(Score = 7.79 out of 10)
8.French Brittany(Score = 7.75 out of 10)
9.Welsh Terrier(Score = 7.73 out of 10)
10.Belgian Malinois(Score = 7.73 out of 10)
Sleepiest:
1.South African Boerboel(Score = 5.00 out of 10)
2.Greyhound(Score = 5.08 out of 10)
3.Neapolitan Mastiff(Score = 5.11 out of 10)
4.Clumber Spaniel(Score = 5.14 out of 10)
5.Mastiff(Score = 5.14 out of 10)
6.Dogue de Bordeaux(Score = 5.31 out of 10)
7.Bulldog(Score = 5.38 out of 10)
8.Newfoundland(Score = 5.41 out of 10)
9.Saint Bernard(Score = 5.46 out of 10)
10.Bullmastiff(Score = 5.52 out of 10)

Who's Brainy? Who's Silly?

Most Brainy:
1.Icelandic Sheepdog(Score = 8.58 out of 10)
2.Biewer Yorkie(Score = 8.48 out of 10)
3.Scottish Deerhound(Score = 8.46 out of 10)
4.Cavalier King Charles Spaniel(Score = 8.45 out of 10)
5.Golden Retriever(Score = 8.42 out of 10)
6.Newfoundland(Score = 8.37 out of 10)
7.Bolognese(Score = 8.36 out of 10)
8.French Bulldog(Score = 8.33 out of 10)
9.Bernese Mountain Dog(Score = 8.32 out of 10)
10.Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier(Score = 8.32 out of 10)
Silliest:
1.Fila Brasileiro(Score = 5.34 out of 10)
2.Ainu Dog(Score = 5.59 out of 10)
3.Caucasian Ovcharka(Score = 6.15 out of 10)
4.Hovawart(Score = 6.19 out of 10)
5.Kuvasz(Score = 6.53 out of 10)
6.Korean Jindo(Score = 6.70 out of 10)
7.Skye Terrier(Score = 6.76 out of 10)
8.Tibetan Mastiff(Score = 6.78 out of 10)
9.Peruvian Inca Orchid(Score = 6.84 out of 10)
10.Alaskan Klee Kai(Score = 6.94 out of 10)

"Let's be friends" or "I'm a loner, a rebel"?

Friendliest:
1.Texas Blue Lacy(Score = 8.20 out of 10)
2.McNab(Score = 8.05 out of 10)
3.Entelbucher Mountain Dog(Score = 8.03 out of 10)
4.Thai Ridgeback(Score = 7.90 out of 10)
5.Belgian Shepherd Laekenois(Score = 7.87 out of 10)
6.Biewer Yorkie(Score = 7.86 out of 10)
7.Eurasier(Score = 7.84 out of 10)
8.Karelian Bear Dog(Score = 7.81 out of 10)
9.Chinook(Score = 7.80 out of 10)
10.Polish Owczarek Nizinny(Score = 7.80 out of 10)
Loners:
1.Ainu Dog(Score = 5.79 out of 10)
2.Irish Red and White Setter(Score = 6.19 out of 10)
3.Bulldog(Score = 6.30 out of 10)
4.Basset Hound(Score = 6.32 out of 10)
5.Bloodhound(Score = 6.33 out of 10)
6.Greyhound(Score = 6.33 out of 10)
7.Clumber Spaniel(Score = 6.41 out of 10)
8.Welsh Springer Spaniel(Score = 6.44 out of 10)
9.Treeing Walker Coonhound(Score = 6.46 out of 10)
10.Appenzell Mountain Dog(Score = 6.47 out of 10)

Playful or Not Really?

Most Playful:
1.Entelbucher Mountain Dog(Score = 8.35 out of 10)
2.Bracco Italiano(Score = 8.33 out of 10)
3.Russian Toy Terrier(Score = 8.20 out of 10)
4.Welsh Terrier(Score = 8.18 out of 10)
5.Vizsla(Score = 8.17 out of 10)
6.McNab(Score = 8.15 out of 10)
7.Spanish Water Dog(Score = 8.14 out of 10)
8.Biewer Yorkie(Score = 8.10 out of 10)
9.Boxer(Score = 8.10 out of 10)
10.Pharaoh Hounds(Score = 8.09 out of 10)
Least Playful:
1.Ainu Dog(Score = 6.10 out of 10)
2.English Toy Spaniel(Score = 6.38 out of 10)
3.Tibetan Mastiff(Score = 6.51 out of 10)
4.Greyhound(Score = 6.54 out of 10)
5.Clumber Spaniel(Score = 6.58 out of 10)
6.Afghan Hound(Score = 6.60 out of 10)
7.South African Boerboel(Score = 6.61 out of 10)
8.Appenzell Mountain Dog(Score = 6.62 out of 10)
9.Chow Chow(Score = 6.62 out of 10)
10.Komondor(Score = 6.64 out of 10)

Calm or Anxious?

Calmest:
1.Newfoundland(Score = 7.30 out of 10)
2.Black Russian Terrier(Score = 7.20 out of 10)
3.Dogue de Bordeaux(Score = 7.18 out of 10)
4.Tosa(Score = 7.16 out of 10)
5.Great Pyrenees(Score = 7.16 out of 10)
6.Biewer Yorkie(Score = 7.14 out of 10)
7.Scottish Deerhound(Score = 7.13 out of 10)
8.Mi ki(Score = 7.12 out of 10)
9.Bouvier des Flandres(Score = 7.12 out of 10)
10.Mastiff(Score = 7.11 out of 10)
Most Anxious:
1.Smooth Fox Terrier(Score = 4.89 out of 10)
2.Peruvian Inca Orchid(Score = 4.92 out of 10)
3.Miniature Pinscher(Score = 4.98 out of 10)
4.Kerry Blue Terrier(Score = 4.99 out of 10)
5.Pharaoh Hounds(Score = 5.02 out of 10)
6.German Hunt Terrier(Score = 5.04 out of 10)
7.Manchester Terrier - Toy(Score = 5.09 out of 10)
8.Jack Russell Terrier(Score = 5.09 out of 10)
9.Toy Fox Terrier(Score = 5.10 out of 10)
10.Rat Terrier(Score = 5.11 out of 10)